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WGSN announce global fashion awards shortlist

The WGSN Global Fashion Award nominees were announced at the W Hotel’s Wyld Bar, on Wednesday October 3.

The awards, which are staged by trend and style forecaster WGSN, honour individuals in fashion who push the boundaries and set the design agenda on a global scale.

Judged by an international panel of prominent leaders in the fashion industry, the winners will be announced at the WGSN Global Fashion Awards ceremony at The Savoy in London on Monday November 5.

The WGSN Global Fashion Awards 2012 shortlisted nominees are:


Emerging Designer
Byungmun Seo, Fannie Schiavoni, Masha Reva, Emma Yeo

The LYCRA® Future Designers Award
Derek Clarkson, Shireeka Devlin, Charli Cohen, Esther Kruyer

Footwear & Accessories Designer (nomination only)
Emma Hill for Mulberry, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Charlotte Olympia, Loewe

The CATRICE Womenswear Designer (nomination only)
Victoria Beckham, Alexander Wang, Christopher Kane, Jonathan Saunders

Menswear Designer (nomination only)
Paul Surridge for Z Zegna, Patrick Grant for E. Tautz, Kim Jones for Louis Vuitton, Dries Van Noten


Denim Design Team
Levi’s Commuter Series, Isko, G-Star, Current/Elliott

Intimates/Swim Design Team
Seafolly, Victoria’s Secret, Marks and Spencer, OndadeMar

Sports/Activewear Design Team
Sweaty Betty, The North Face, Lorna Jane, Bogner Ski Wear, Adidas

Buying Team (multi-brand retailer/e-tailer)
Net-A-Porter, Liberty, Merci, Opening Ceremony

Footwear & Accessories Design Team
marc by Marc Jacobs, The Cambridge Satchel Company, Kurt Geiger, Pikolinos

Womenswear Design Team
Topshop, H&M, J.Crew, Karen Millen

Menswear Design Team
Hackett, Fred Perry, Hugo Boss, Bosideng

Kidswear Design Team
Next, Kmart, Fred Bare, Macarons


Best Multichannel Retailer
Aurora Fashions, Calvin Klein, Farm, OrotonGroup

Best New Store/Refit
ALTER (Shanghai), C. Wonder (New York), Puma (Amsterdam), Cheap Monday (London), Burberry (London)

Best E-Store (pure play), MR PORTER, HauteLook,, OQVestir

Best Store
Selfridges (London), Lane Crawford (Hong Kong), El Palacio de Hierro (Mexico), Harrods (London), Barneys (New York)

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